§ 604.001 Public policy with respect to agricultural production
§ 604.01 Statewide soil survey and mapping; declaration of policy
§ 604.02 Costs of surveys, by whom payable
§ 604.04 Administration of law
§ 604.05 Standard procedure to be used; cooperation with federal and other agencies
§ 604.06 Determination of soils to be surveyed
§ 604.07 Analyses of type materials
§ 604.08 Reports; maps; publications
§ 604.09 Limited agricultural association; purpose of law
§ 604.10 Limited agricultural association; powers, membership
§ 604.11 Limited agricultural association; formation, fees
§ 604.12 Limited agricultural association; articles of association, name
§ 604.13 Limited agricultural association; bylaws
§ 604.14 Limited agricultural association; dissolution; conversion to a corporation not for profit
§ 604.15 Dealers in agricultural products; definitions
§ 604.151 Purpose
§ 604.16 Exceptions to provisions of ss. 604.15-604.34
§ 604.17 License required
§ 604.18 Application; form; contents
§ 604.19 License; fee; bond; certificate of deposit; penalty
§ 604.20 Bond or certificate of deposit prerequisite; amount; form
§ 604.21 Complaint; investigation; hearing
§ 604.211 Limitation on successive consignments
§ 604.22 Dealers to keep records; contents
§ 604.23 Examination of records, sales, accounts, books, and other documents
§ 604.25 Refusal to grant, or suspension or revocation of, license
§ 604.27 Rules
§ 604.28 Department may employ help
§ 604.29 License fees; disposition
§ 604.30 Penalties; injunctive relief; administrative fines
§ 604.32 Grain dealers to provide delivery tickets
§ 604.33 Security requirements for grain dealers
§ 604.34 When grain dealer required to pay for grain delivered
§ 604.40 Farm equipment
§ 604.50 Nonresidential farm buildings; farm fences; farm signs
§ 604.60 Damage or destruction of agricultural products or agricultural production systems; civil action
§ 604.71 Local regulation of vegetable gardens

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 604

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affiliate: means a person that, directly or indirectly, owns at least 10 percent but less than 25 percent of the financial guaranty insurance corporation or that is at least 10 percent but less than 25 percent, directly or indirectly, owned by a financial guaranty insurance corporation. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Average annual debt service: means the amount of insured unpaid principal and interest on an issue of obligations, multiplied by the number of the insured obligations in the issue, each obligation representing a $1,000 par value, divided by an amount equal to the aggregate life of all the obligations in the issue. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Collateral: means :
    (a) Cash;
    (b) The market value of investment grade securities, other than securities evidencing an interest in the projects financed with the proceeds of the insured obligations;
    (c) The scheduled cash flow from investment grade obligations scheduled to be received on or prior to the date of scheduled debt service on the insured obligation;
    (d) A conveyance or mortgage of real property; or
    (e) A letter of credit;

    if deposited with or held by the corporation; held in trust by a trustee, acceptable to the office, for the benefit of the corporation; or held in trust, pursuant to the bond indenture, by a trustee acceptable to the office, for the benefit of bondholders in the form of sinking funds or other reserves which may be used solely for the payment of debt service. See Florida Statutes 627.971

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Completed operations liability: means liability arising out of the installation, maintenance, or repair of any product at a site which is not owned or controlled by:
    (a) Any person who performs that work; or
    (b) Any person who hires an independent contractor to perform that work; but shall include liability for activities which are completed or abandoned before the date of the occurrence giving rise to the liability. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Consolidation: means any transaction in which a financial institution or servicer makes its premium collection services available to its mortgage debtors in connection with a particular insurer's ("new insurer") offer of mortgage insurance, which offer is made to debtors who, immediately prior to the offer, had mortgage insurance with another insurer ("old insurer") and were paying premiums for that insurance with their monthly mortgage payments. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Contingency reserve: means an additional liability reserve established to protect policyholders against the effects of adverse economic cycles or other unforeseen circumstances. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Financial guaranty insurance: means a surety bond, insurance policy, an indemnity contract issued by an insurer, or any similar guaranty, under which loss is payable upon proof of occurrence of financial loss to an insured claimant, obligee, or indemnitee as a result of:
  • Financial guaranty insurance corporation: means a stock or mutual insurer licensed to transact financial guaranty insurance business in this state. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Governmental unit: means the United States, Canada, a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, a province of Canada, a municipality, or a political subdivision of any of the foregoing, or any public agency or instrumentality thereof. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Hazardous financial condition: means that, based on its present or reasonably anticipated financial condition, a risk retention group, although not yet financially impaired or insolvent, is unlikely to be able:
    (a) To meet obligations to policyholders with respect to known claims and reasonably anticipated claims; or
    (b) To pay other obligations in the normal course of business. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Industrial development bond: means any security, or other instrument under which a payment obligation is created, issued by or on behalf of a governmental unit to finance a project serving a private industrial, commercial, or manufacturing purpose and payable from the revenues of the project or by any private, for-profit entity. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Letter of credit: means :
    (a) The stated amount of a clean unconditional, irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank or trust company whose debt rating applicable to the term of the insured obligation is in one of the two highest generic lettered rating classifications by a securities rating agency acceptable to the office; or
    (b) Fifty percent of the stated amount of a clean unconditional, irrevocable letter of credit issued by a bank or trust company whose debt rating applicable to the term of the insured obligation is in a rating classification other than as set forth in paragraph (a). See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Liability: means legal liability for damages, including costs of defense, legal costs and fees, and other claims expenses, because of injuries to other persons, damage to their property, or other damage or loss to such other persons resulting from or arising out of:
    (a) Any business, whether for profit or nonprofit, trade, product, services (including professional services), premises, or operations; or
    (b) Any activity of any state or local government, or any agency or political subdivision thereof. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan transfer: means a transaction in which the servicing of a block of mortgage loans is transferred from one servicer to another. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage insurance: means life, accidental death, or disability insurance, or any combination thereof, designed to pay off all or a part of a mortgage loan in the event of the insured's death or disability. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Municipal bonds: means municipal obligation bonds and industrial development bonds. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • new plan: means the mortgage insurance coverage or mortgage insurance plan for which the financial institution collects premiums beginning on the effective date of consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • old plan: means the mortgage insurance coverage or mortgage insurance plan the insured debtor had or participated in immediately prior to the consolidation. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal risk liability: means liability for damages because of injury to any person, damage to property, or other loss or damage resulting from any personal, familial, or household responsibilities or activities, rather than from responsibilities or activities referred to in subsection (4) under the definition of "liability. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Plan of operation or a feasibility study: means an analysis which presents the expected activities and results of a risk retention group, including, at a minimum:
    (a) For each state in which it intends to operate, the coverages, deductibles, coverage limits, rates, and rating classification systems for each line of insurance the group intends to offer. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • political subdivision: include counties, cities, towns, villages, special tax school districts, special road and bridge districts, bridge districts, and all other districts in this state. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Product liability: means liability for damages because of any personal injury, death, emotional harm, consequential economic damage, or property damage, including damages resulting from the loss of use of property, arising out of the manufacture, design, importation, distribution, packaging, labeling, lease, or sale of a product, but does not include the liability of any person for those damages if the product involved was in the possession of such a person when the incident giving rise to the claim occurred. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Purchasing group: means any group which:
    (a) Has as one of its purposes the purchase of liability insurance on a group basis. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • registered mail: include certified mail with return receipt requested. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Reinsurance: means cessions qualifying for credit under…. See Florida Statutes 627.971
  • Risk retention group: means any corporation or other limited liability association:
    (a) Whose primary activity consists of assuming and spreading all or any portion of the liability exposure of its group members. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • servicer: means any entity or organization that services mortgage loans by collecting and accounting for monthly mortgage payments. See Florida Statutes 627.982
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: means any state of the United States or the District of Columbia. See Florida Statutes 627.942
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01